German Proverbs


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While the pot boils, friendship blooms.

Who does not punish evil, invites it.

Who is well seated should not budge.

Who speaks ill of others to you will speak ill of you to others.

Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.

Where there are too many workmen, there is little work.

Who accepts from another sells his freedom.

Who falls short in the head, must be long in the heels.

Who knows nothing in his thirtieth year, is nothing in his fortieth, has nothing in his fiftieth; learns nothing, is nothing, and comes to nothing.

Who steals a calf, steals a cow.

Will take a man through any land.

Where there is shame, there is virtue.

Who accepts nothing has nothing to return.

Who has a head won't want for a hat.

Who lends his lips to nought but blame, has in his heart no love of fame.

Who takes an eel by the tail or a woman by her word, grasp as he will, holds nothing fast.

Windmills are not driven by bellows.

Where there is smoke there is fire.

Who are ready to believe, are easy to deceive.

Who has a mouth, let him not say to another, "Blow!"

Who lets another sit on his shoulder, will soon have him on his head.

Who the daughter would win, with mamma must begin.

Wine and women make fools of everybody.

Where there no fools, there would be no wise men.

Who avoids small sins, does not fall into great ones.

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